Monthly Archives: April 2017

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after an accident; how do I know?

First, let’s begin by defining what exactly is Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. This disorder, also known as PTSD, is a serious potentially debilitating mental health illness that can occur in people who have experienced traumatic, life-threatening events, such as serious motor vehicle accidents. Many people who have been involved in a serious car accident will admit to having PTSD symptoms, such as flashbacks and nightmares. Over time, clinicians have developed a Diagnostic Criteria Table in order to better diagnose PTSD in potential victims. The criteria’s are listed under six different categories: trauma, re-experiencing symptoms, persistent avoidance and numbing, hyperarousal, duration of [...]

What are the causes of Spinal Cord Injuries?

As Spinal cord injuries can have life-altering effects, it is important that we give them the attention they deserve. Spinal cord injuries result from damage to spinal cord itself, or to the vertebrae, ligaments or disks of the spinal column. In most cases, such injuries result from a sudden, traumatic blow to your spine that dislocates or fractures one or multiple vertebrae. The tricky part of this kind of an injury is that there is often additional damage that will occur over an undefined time period after the accident. For example, such an injury may cause bleeding, swelling or inflammation [...]

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